We Are Albany Law
What makes an Albany Law School student? It is the drive to lead. It is the willingness to seize opportunity. It is the desire to serve— to make an impact.
These traits have defined us since 1851. Our students choose Albany Law School because here they are empowered. Here, they are inspired. Here, they change lives. Here, they make connections far outside the classroom. Here, they become leaders, advocates, change-agents, problem solvers.
Stretch beyond the boundaries. At Albany Law School, your classroom is New York state’s capital—its courtrooms, its legislative chambers, its agencies, its thriving business sectors.
Albany Law School encourages you to explore further, aim higher, and think bigger.
Customize your experience by choosing from six Opportunity Pathways and 17 concentrations.
Chart your areas of study, find guidance through mentorship, gain internship and hands-on experiences, participate in related activities, and develop your professional identity. What awaits at the end?
An extraordinary career.
Business, Tax, and Financial Market Regulation
Our graduates traditionally have served in legal, compliance, and business roles at a range of organizations and institutions both nationally and internationally.
Civil and Criminal Advocacy
Albany Law School is proud of its historic tradition of preparing graduates for general civil and criminal practice.
Government, Policy, and Public Service
Albany Law School is the only law school located in the seat of New York State government.
The Health Law Pathway at Albany Law School combines bioethics, lawyering skills and policy development, helping students to gain the intellectual foundation and practical experience needed for career success in the health law field.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Albany Law School operates at the center of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Capital Region’s emerging Tech Valley.
Go beyond the textbook. Effect change in the lives of underrepresented clients by performing legal work through The Justice Center, lend neighbors a helping hand with the pro bono society, or shape policy by researching critical issues for the Government Law Center.
At Albany Law School, you will gain real-world, hands-on experience— and you will find ample opportunities to make a difference.